Zinah Jennings stands in court as the verdict against her is read in court on September 7, 2012.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The mother of a missing Columbia toddler plans to appeal her conviction on charges related to the boy's disappearance.
Attorney Hemphill Pride said he will appeal 23 year old Zinah Jennings's September 7th conviction on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child.
A jury deliberated less than three hours before returning a guilty verdict against her.
Her trial centered around her actions with her son, Amir Jennings. The boy was last seen in November of last year.
During the trial, prosecutors brought over three dozen witnesses to testify. The defense called just two, including Zinah Jennings's mother.
The prosecution presented as evidence a bloody blanket and statements from witnesses who said that Zinah Jennings was stressed and told them she needed a break from the boy.
The judge sentenced Jennings to 10 years in prison, but gave her credit for time served.